According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.
As you enjoy some fun in the sun this Fourth of July, it’s important to protect your body’s largest organ: the skin.
Besides a collection of radio hits, what do Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Selena Gomez, Seal and Toni Braxton have in common? Like 1.5 million of their fellow Americans, they’ve struggled with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder that attacks the skin, joints and internal organs.
Timeless Christmas letter
For too long, New York’s system for drawing electoral maps has been broken. Under current legislation, members of the New York State Legislature draw the lines for legislative and congressional districts. Those lines are redrawn every 10 years by a committee made up of sitting legislators. That means that the people responsible for drawing the lines are the very people who benefit from how the lines are drawn.
The grass is out and perhaps you are thinking about getting out enjoying some exercise.
Physical therapists, who are experts in restoring and improving motion, recommend that elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries.
This Saturday for the second year Sustainable Skaneateles and Earth Works will be holding an event at Thayer Park to observe Earth Hour. Earth Hour is an international event during which people are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour to conserve energy and limit light pollution.
According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York is looking at a $2 million budget surplus. Cuomo has talked a lot about the surplus and his plans for it. Unfortunately for him, it’s not his money to spend.
On the Move
Injuries to the meniscus of the knee have gotten national attention. The meniscus is a rubbery, c-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions between the bones of your knee. Each of your knees has two menisci (plural of meniscus); one on the inner (medial) part of your knee, and the other on the outer (lateral) part.
The financial implications of any decision made by a government must be taken into consideration above all else. Programs and services for the community are a big part of what any government does, but the elected officials also must remember to ask themselves: what is the cost?
On the Move
Inactivity researchers are discovering that sitting isn’t just harmful to your health, it’s so detrimental that a little bit of exercise doesn't offset its negative effects.
On the Move
Friday, Feb. 7, is “National Wear Red Day” to raise awareness for women’s heart disease.
On the Move
Do you experience urinary incontinence? You are not alone. Urinary incontinence is a common problem in our society.
Two stories in this week’s paper quote newly sworn-in town supervisors Mary Bean in Spafford and Mary Sennett in Skaneateles. As both these women took office, they showed great excitement, enthusiasm and dedication toward making positive changes in town government.